The concept

Mobile phones or other external devices such as audio players can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth.

After these devices are paired once, they are recognized automatically when the ignition is switched on as soon as they are inside the vehicle and can be operated via iDrive, the buttons on the steering wheel, and via voice activation.

Depending on their functionality, external devices can be used via the vehicle as a telephone or as an audio source.

The telephone functions are described in the following. Operation of the audio functions.

Up to four external devices can be paired.

Certain functions may need to be enabled by the mobile phone provider or service provider.

driving Using the mobile phone while driving

Make entries only when traffic and road conditions allow. Do not hold the mobile phone in your hand while you are driving; use the hands-free system instead. If you do not observe this precaution, you can endanger the vehicle occupants and other road users.

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    Signal tones
    When approaching an object, an intermittent tone is sounded that indicates the position of the object. For example, if an object is detected to the left rear of the vehicle, a signal tone sounds ...

    Entering a town/city
    1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the displayed town/city. Town/City/Postal Code 2. Select letters, if necessary. The list is narrowed down further with each entry. 3. Move the ...

    Settings for external devices
    1. Press the button during playback. Settings for external devices 2. Make the settings with the remote control: ▷ "Video settings": ▷ "Brightness", "Colo ...